Surrey Police launches first ever Fast-Track Detective Development Programme

As crime and technology evolves, the need for investigative roles in Surrey is greater and more important than it’s ever been. As a result Surrey Police is investing in the attraction and development of detectives across the county and Monday (06 January 2020) sees the launch of its first Fast-Track Detective Development Programme.

Being a detective is demanding, diverse and incredibly rewarding. Dealing with some of the most serious crimes possible, from fraud, serious assaults and child protection, through to homicide, high level drugs importation and domestic abuse; detectives help ensure we prevent and respond to crime, help and protect vulnerable people and use their skills to achieve justice.

The Fast Track Detective Development Programme is an intensive two-year practice based approach aimed at existing degree holders of any subject areas. Successful recruits will be employed as a police officer from day one, gaining valuable experience of the police officer role while studying towards their accreditation as a detective.

Detective Chief Superintendent John Boshier, Head of Crime for Surrey Police said: “This new fast-track programme is an exciting opportunity to become a fully accredited detective and help us achieve our policing priorities; while enabling us to attract those who wish to have an investigative career yet may not have consider a role in policing before.

“I’m delighted to launch this entry route and welcome applications from anyone who has the desire to help victims of crime and make a difference.”

Being a detective is a vital role in our ability to prevent and respond to crime, help and protect vulnerable people and, most importantly, bring justice for victims. We’re looking for degree-holders with the emotional resilience to keep calm, yet confident; those who are inquisitive and observant and have the resolve to see a case through from crime scene to court room.

In return, successful recruits are promised a good starting salary, supportive working environment, great learning experiences, opportunity for progression and, upon completion of the development programme, a graduate diploma in professional policing practice.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a detective, or know someone who has, then apply now:

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